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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 15, 2015
House, 2-3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Charming bungalow in Wallingford - one of Seattle's best urban neighborhoods, nestled between Fremont and the University District. The house is in a safe and quiet but vibrant neighborhood and is only a 10-minute drive to downtown locations such as Pike's Place Market, the Space Needle, several museums, Capitol Hill, Key Arena, both Safeco and Qwest/Century Link fields, and to downtown ferries to Bainbridge Island or the Clipper to Victoria. It is only minutes away from the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, and the zoo. Bus service is within blocks. Easy on-street parking.

The house is in a great walking neighborhood (WALKING SCORE 97/100) - within walking distance of many restaurants and cafes, two movie theaters, a grocery store, banks, shops, and bars. Walk down the hill to the south to Gas Works Park on the northern shore of Lake Union with incredible views of downtown Seattle and the Space Needle. Or walk north to Green Lake, one of the most popular parks in the city with rental boats, tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a city 9-hole golf course, community swimming pool, and a 3-mile walking trail around the lake. There are two wonderful playgrounds less than six blocks away, and a smaller one a half block away. There are two wading pools for young children: one about 5 blocks to the south and one at Green Lake.

The house was built in 1916 - it has a very private fenced-in backyard patio, a nice front porch with room for two, a soaking tub in the master bath, and a large living room. Hardwood floors throughout the home and a new gas fireplace in the living room. All on one floor. Two bedrooms contain queen beds with a hide-a-bed in the living room that can accommodate two additional guests. For 'unrelated' friends, a third, very small bedroom with a double bed is available for $50 extra per night (on the same floor). Let me know if you want this option. An ideal home for two couples to share or a family in town for a wedding, birth, graduation, vacations, or reunions. The limit of guests for the house remains at 6 total.

WiFi internet and flat screen TV with comcast cable (HB0) included.

A portable crib is available upon request.

The house has just about everything you'll need in kitchen supplies and dishware, linens, and I've just upgraded to 800 TC Egyptian cotton sheets in the three bedrooms.

The Skansonia, a popular wedding venue, is just down the street. (I had my wedding there in 2011.)

As I know plans change, I allow refunds up to 30 days before the occupancy period. For that reason, I have a waiting list for last minute cancellations. If the time period is listed on the calendar is 'unavailable,' you can request to be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read what former guests have to say in the REVIEWS SECTION.

What I have to say about MY GUESTS: I started renting out my home on VRBO in 2009 and I have had hundreds of wonderful guests stay at the Bungalow. It has turned out to be so much fun being able to contribute to the special times in people's lives: graduations, weddings, new grandchildren, and reunions. I always enjoy meeting my guests whenever possible while remaining respectful of their privacy. They have consistently returned the favor by being respectful of the Bungalow. It continues to be a great partnership.

A NOTE ABOUT THE RATES:

I have two options: I can lock the third bedroom and charge less for smaller groups (two couples, small family, etc.) who don't need the 3rd bedroom. But many people want all 3 bedrooms. This website can accommodate this '3-bedroom' option in the rates, but I need to modify your request. If you want to book online and book 3 bedrooms, please tell me in the email and I'll alter the payment request.

So the rates are as follows in the summer:

2-BEDROOMS - $285/night; $1850/wk

3-BEDROOMS - $335/night; $2150/wk

If this doesn't seem right when you're paying online, let me know and we'll figure it out. Feel free to call with questions - if I don't answer, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

- Bridget

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 0 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Photo at left is just before a snowmachine ride on Vatnajokul Glacier in Iceland, summer 2009. I started renting out my home that first summer, then moved to a condo downtown near the Space Needle and began to rent out the home full time. In 2010 we went to Buenos Aires, then to Turkey and Amsterdam (stayed on houseboat through VRBO) in 2011. We spent New Year's Eve 2012 in a VRBO apartment in the heart of Paris followed by a winter weekend in Iceland.

Travel Update: In October 2013 we took my 91-year old mother-in-law on her first trip to Israel. We had a fabulous time. Now, August 2014, we've just returned from a trip up and down the coast of Maine.

I lived in this house for about 18 years. It is a wonderful home in a fun, vibrant yet safe neighborhood. Even though we're just 10 minutes from the downtown core, the sought-after neighborhood of Wallingford feels like a small town. The home was built in 1916.

I grew up in Rhode Island and the Bay Area, then spent 14 years in Alaska, finally landing here in Seattle, the perfect combination of city, salt water, and mountains.

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband, grown son and I stayed in the bungalow for 5 nights in May and we were very happy with the accomodations. The house is cozy and charming and had everything we needed. The neighborhood is wonderful with many restaurants, shops, grocery, etc. within easy walking distance. We especially loved the beautiful backyard and enjoyed having friends over to sit outside and have appetizers before walking to a nearby restaurant for dinner. Bridget was very good about checking with us to make sure we knew how to operate everything and to see that we had every comfort. Highly recommended!

Jenny, Amarillo, Texas
Jun 2009
  • 1 of 4

50 Reviews

4.9
based on 50 traveler reviews

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Seattle Bungalow in a Perfect Location!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p233458vb
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Wallingford Northwest
Cape Coral, FL
5

Great place in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
Our family met in Seattle to spend a few days before an Alaskan cruise. The house was everything we could have hoped for and more. It‘s a very well kept house, immaculate, and in a wonderful neighborhood. We really enjoyed walking to some of the local restaurants and attractions, and loved returning to such a quiet, peaceful place after an eventful day. The back yard patio is beautiful, shady, and serene, and is a perfect place for morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. We found everything we needed in the way of linens and utensils, the beds were very comfortable, and overall it was a great stay! The only negative for us was the very eary sunrise (4 a.m.) streaming in through very lightly covered windows. We were up and moving much earlier than we intended each day, but we did have exceptionally clear sunny weather. Bridget was very helpful and accommodating, and I would love to stay here again if we can make it back to Seattle. Loved it!
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. I now have additional curtains and shades in the master bedroom for guests who like to sleep in!
- Bridget
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Seattle Bungalow in a Perfect Location!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p233458vb
-(206) 234-3485(Washington, USA))
Wallingford Northwest
1

Definitely not worth what we paid for

  • 1 of 5
We were quite aware that this bungalow was an older rental but we were very disappointed to find that it smelled, was not very clean, had stained towels, no mattress covers on the beds, no amenities such as soaps for the guests, etc. Having been in the market for a new home last summer we quickly discovered that photos can be very deceiving and that was our experience with this rental. One of the things that drew us to this bungalow was what appeared to be an inviting patio; instead we discovered a spider and cobweb infested area that nobody considered important to clean before we as paying guests arrived and hence we never used the patio at all. We realize everyone has different tastes but our family members were very upset having just come from a delightful, well-appointed, clean and maintained other HomeAway rental. The location was great, convenient but because of the property itself, we found ourselves staying away as much as possbile, coming back just to sleep.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since all of my 50 reviews to date have been 5 stars from happy guests, I really don't know how to respond to this traveler. From the outset, these guests seemed prone to upset – even before they arrived they said they had complained to VRBO, expressing concern that they were being taken advantage of with respect to the third bedroom which I make available for an extra charge to provide a more economical option for those who don’t need it. Naturally, I was concerned that someone would feel misled and double-checked the VRBO site to make sure that the extra charge option was made clear on the site. (It was.) I should have trusted my instinct then and not rented my home to them. Nonetheless, I agreed to let them have the third bedroom at a discount (gave them a free night).

The day after they arrived, I stopped by and asked if everything was okay, and these guests assured me everything was great. (I don't always get to meet my guests - I try and respect their privacy and sometimes our schedules don't align, but I always enjoy meeting guests whenever possible.) That was in August 2014. Then I received an email from them a few days after their stay containing some of the same complaints they've stated here. I was surprised since they had not hinted at any problems before, but I thought that was the end of it. They didn’t come out and ask for a refund, but they did say they felt they had over paid. I didn’t give a refund. Now, five months later I get this review, my first and only unfavorable one.

After 6 years in this business of renting out my former home to hundreds of guests, I've met the most wonderful people and never had a problem or complaint. Until this guest.

I can assure you, the home is as described by me and the 50 previous guest reviewers including several from the summer of 2014. I don’t know what triggered this complaint five months later (January 2015) about the stay last August. Ah well, such is life.
- Bridget
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Seattle Bungalow in a Perfect Location!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p233458vb
-(206) 234-3485(Washington, USA))
Wallingford Northwest
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5

Great little house in great location

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed in this delightful little cottage for three months while visiting at UW. The location is great. We could walk to lots of nice coffee shops and restaurants and locations such as Woodland Park and Zoo, Greenlake, and Gasworks Parka. The house is very close to bus stops to downtown and/or the university. Bridget was a great landlord and very helpful and accommodating. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped. We also enjoyed the back patio while the weather was still good. All in all, a great find. We will stay there again if we are in the area.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Seattle Bungalow in a Perfect Location!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p233458vb
-(206) 234-3485(Washington, USA))
Wallingford Northwest
Orange County, CA
5

Comfy Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I and I had a great time that this home. As soon as we got there, it was like being at home. My son enjoyed sitting in the backyard watching the resident squirrel. We enjoyed walking in the neighborhood to the local shops and restaurants and Seattle was close, too. We would definitely come back again!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Seattle Bungalow in a Perfect Location!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p233458vb
-(206) 234-3485(Washington, USA))
Wallingford Northwest
United States
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at this Seattle Bungalow! The location was within walking distance from the lake which was beautiful. The house was very comfortable and clean. We love a house with lots of character and this had just enough. Especially the master bedroom the kitchen nook and the great outside spaces (front and back).
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Seattle Bungalow in a Perfect Location!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p233458vb
-(206) 234-3485(Washington, USA))
Wallingford Northwest
Salinas, CA
5

Cute House, Great Location!

  • 5 of 5
I rented this house in June for myself, my two grown sons and a daughter-in-law and we were all very comfortable here. It was nice to have two full bathrooms and the one is attached to the bedroom in the back of the house making it a great little master suite. All appliances worked perfectly and the kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans, dishes, and glassware. There were a few things provided also like coffee, a Brita pitcher of water, and plenty of spices, which are always nice to find. The location was perfect for us; ten minutes north were my family in Shoreline, ten minutes south is downtown, it was close to Fremont, Greenlake, the zoo, and walking distance to restaurants and my favorite - a wine bar - on 45th. My biggest concern before renting was the parking on the street but we always found one almost directly in front of the house. Often my parents came to visit before we were on our way out for the day and they never once had trouble finding a spot. I would highly recommend this for a girlfriend weekend or families - a great value!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Location

From the Owner

Looked like a great neighborhood, close to everything, and easy to access from a variety of directions. A great place for families.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : Fremont Nearest Point of Interest : Tuta Bella Nearest Point of Interest : Musashis Nearest Point of Interest : Wallingford Center Nearest Point of Interest : Tangletown Nearest Point of Interest : University of Washington Nearest Point of Interest : Seattle Pacific University

Availability

From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season (3 bedrooms)
Dec 29 2014 - May 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,625
$4,000
 
 
SUMMER 2 bdrm;+$50/nt for 3 bd
May 15 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,850
$7,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,625
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 9.5%

Rates are subject to change without notice.

These SUMMER RATES are for 2-bedrooms only. If you want to book during the summer for 3 bedrooms, don't use the ONLINE PAYMENT. Contact me directly to process at 3-bedroom rate. There isn't a way to accommodate these choices on this site for the ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM.
- Bridget

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

The best part about this house is the neighborhood. There are two major roadways into downtown, plus numerous side streets (and three more bridges). But in the neighborhood, great restaurants are within walking distance: Tilth, Musashis, Eva's, Kisaku, Julias, Bizarros, Joule, Blue Star Pub, Tutta Bella, Smash Wine Bar, Tangletown Pub, several Thai places and too many other restaurants and coffee houses to list. And you are close to other great neighborhoods like Fremont, Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Green Lake, University District and Eastlake.

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1150 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • 1 Queen bed in each of two main bedrooms. 3rd small bedroom has a double-sized bed. Living room has two couches - one converts to queen bed.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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